CRISTINE Reyes is still mum about it but social media observers are sure she has called it quits with her husband, Ali Kathibi, after they’ve dropped each from their respective accounts. In early January, Cristine posted a prayer asking the Lord to protect her marriage from temptation that might ruin their relationship.
They were married in a simple wedding ceremony on January 26, 2016 in Balesin Island Resort. When they exchanged wedding vows, Ali declared: "As your husband, together we shall reach for the stars and make them come true. I promise to be your faithful lover, to work hard and fulfill our needs, and lastly, to never forget this moment. For in this moment, my life ends and ours begin. I love you so much.”
Such sweet words of promise, right? Well, here’s hoping that they can still iron out their differences for the sake of their daughter Amarah. They can consult a marital counselor to help sort out their feelings for each other. Someone quipped that Ali should not have entered showbiz anymore.
“Dapat kasi, hindi na pumayag si Cristine na pag-artistahin 'yung husband niya,” says our source. “Mula noong magpelikula, ang dami ng ibang nakilala. Ayan tuloy….”
Cristine is currently doing the romantic comedy, “Abay Babes”, for Viva Films, directed by Don Cuaresma. We’re sure that when the movie has its presscon, Cristine will have no choice but to tell truth about the real score between her and husband Ali.
JUANCHO DENIES COURTING MAINE: WE'RE JUST FRIENDS
JUANCHO Trivino no longer wants to talk about his controversial recent issue with Alden Richards. “Tapos na 'yun,” he says at the presscon of his new TV show with Barbie Forteza. “It’s been settled. So move on na tayo. Let’s just talk about ‘Inday Wil Always Love You’ dahil 'yun ang pino-promote natin dito as its starting its telecast on Monday.”
Another issue about him is that he’s the secret boyfriend of Maine Mendoza. “We’re just good friends. Naging close kami, kasama si Sheena Halili, noong gawin namin ang soap na ‘Destined to Be Yours’. It so happened kasi na kami lagi ang magkakasama sa unit namin when we shot it on location sa Quezon Province na nasa bundok kami. When we have taping breaks, we even play board games. Pero hindi kami at hindi ko rin siya nililigawan at this point.”
In “Inday Will Always Love You”, he plays Ernest, the friend of Barbie Forteza as Happylou who is based in Cebu. “Nang mawalan siya ng trabaho sa Manila, I was the one who convinced her to come to Cebu and try her luck there. Sumunod naman siya and, in the process, nakilala niya si Derrick Monasterio. Abangan nyo kasi we really explored Cebu and all its beautiful spots. Andami pang magagandang lugar doon na ngayon lang namin naipakita in this show.”
A CELEBRATION FOR 'MY 2 MOMMIES'
SOLENN Heussaff is happy with the huge success at the box office of her movie with Paolo Ballesteros, “My 2 Mommies”. It’s a certified hit and Mother Lily Monteverde hosted a victory party at Valencia Events Place to celebrate the success of the endearing family comedy. Solenn also got very positive reviews for her very relaxed performance of a young woman who shares her love child with the boy’s biological father then later regrets it.
“We really want to thank all the viewers who went to see our movie,” she says. “I watched it in a theater and very positive talaga ang reaction ng mga tao while they were watching. Tawanan sila nang tawanan kaya nakakatuwa. I also want to thank all the people I worked with in this movie, from Direk Eric to my co-stars and all the crew members. Ang saya-saya naming lahat while shooting the movie. Ang gaan-gaan lang ng trabaho sa set.”
We’re happy for Paolo that he finally has another hit after “Die Beautiful” after his two followup flicks, “D Wonder Beki” and “Amnesia Love” suffered at the tills. We’re also happy for Eric Quizon as this is his comeback flick in directing movies and Mother Lily now has tied him up to a contract. His next assignment is another family comedy, “Widow/Widower”, with Maricel Soriano and a comeback flick for Ruffa Gutierrez, Aiko Melendez and Carmina Villarroel tentatively titled “Titas of Manila”.
“My 2 Mommies” got an A grade from the Cinema Evaluation Board and is on extended showing in several theaters. At the victory party, scriptwriter Joey Reyes and all the stars (including the supporting ones like Marcus Cabais as the son Solenn and Paolo, Diane Medina as the sister of Pao and Joem Bascon as Pao’s lover) all came to celebrate.
Everyone was in a good mood, especially Mother Lily who happily proclaimed: “I’m rich again!” Roselle Monteverde said the movie was such a breeze to make because everyone cooperated so it was finished in no time at all, with no hitches whatsoever. Maricel Soriano said she really enjoyed making the movie for Regal and Mother Lily and is now raring to make a new movie again.